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no longer hailed as a hero? >>> good morning, everyone, as we come on the air, more breaking news. the u.s. on high alert right now over a possible war escalating in the middle east. overnight, three israelis killed by rockets from the gaza strip. israeli warplanes are hitting dozens of sites in the gaza. all of that follows a dramatic assassination. this is still escalating at this hour. you see the assassination right there. this could be dangerous. >>> another story we're following closer to home, how did a woman steal $50 million to fuel her passion for racehorses? and how did she finally get caught? we'll explain it all. >>> and it was a routine cheerleading stunt gone horribly wrong at an nba game. now, new details on -- >> no, no, no. >> -- a cheerleader's condition. >> oh! >> and people are asking now, is this sport just too dangerous? >> lots of injuries. >>> but first, let's get right to the cia sex scandal and the breaking news overnight about the veteran fbi agent who took the first investigative steps that could lead to the downfall of cia director david petraeus. brian ross h
and her family using steam from boiling water to keep warm. >> thank god my stove works. if we didn't have the stove, it -- i don't think i would stay here. >> reporter: the stove is what is keeping you warm? >> yeah. >> reporter: outside, long lines at the relief agencies for bread, blankets and suits. red cross agencies are here. families are entering their third week without power, and they want someone held accountable. >> we were left behind. that's all i can say. left behind. we, too, pay taxes. >> reporter: they worry there is no one rushing to restore the power here because they're poor. local power utilities say they have done their job, the power is here at the curb. the housing authority said it can't pull the electricity in because the equipment in the basement is still wet. we took our questions to management and were shown the door. >> you've got to get out of here. >> you can't come in. come on. >> reporter: but we did find the public housing chairman telling us generators and pumps from as far away from texas finally started arriving over the weekend. >> first and foremost,
. there are still those who want to do us harm. >> the newest example announced just yesterday. four americans busted for blotting to kill other americans. their inspiration, as abc's pierre thomas reports, is long dead. >> reporter: al awlaki was the world's most wanted man, public enemy one, encouraging radicals to attack america in online preaching. america killed him in a drone strike in 2011 and we learned al-awlaki is recruiting terrorists. announcing charges against four california man, plotting to go to afghanistan to bomb and kill u.s. soldiers, disciples of al awlaki. >> there was extensive amount of admiration for him and idealizing anwar al awlaki. >> reporter: a former member of the u.s. air force. the fbi claims the alleged terror cell conducted training including going to shooting ranges and had even bought tickets to travel to afghanistan through mexico. >> this was a valid, violent extremist network. we took this very, very seriously. >> reporter: according to the fbi's charges, one of the alleg alleged terror cell members posted violent extremist media, including audio files
with us, everybody. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. >>> as we all know we are >>> as we all know, we are becoming a digital nation. it all begins with books. for too many children, books just aren't a big part of their lives. >> one group set out to remedy that. yesterday it reached a milestone, bringing smiles to 100 million boys and girls. abc's terry moran has the story. >> reporter: you remember, your first book. a moment filled with bright dreams and possibilities. and in washington, d.c., these children began living those dreams. >> little tiny baby bird. i didn't see that. >> reporter: kalia is one of millions of american girls and boys, books are luxuries in many of their homes. >> we are here to celebrate the 100 millionth book. >> 20 years ago kyle zimmer founded first books bringing books to children in need, 100 million books now and counting. >> i have seen the light in their eyes go on. they can't belief they got to keep books of their own. >> reporter: it makes a lifelong difference. studies show a child's ability to understand st
of the middle east. a u.s. embassy is attacked in israel by a man wielding an ax and a knife as we said. >> that's right, it's all happening overnight. christiane amanpour had been reporting that any ground invasion by israel is at hold at this hour. that is good news because that was a big step toward escalating in the violence. >> and hillary clinton on her way there to meet with all sides. let's get right to abc's matt gutman in ramallah with the latest. good morning, matt. >> reporter: good morning, george. anger rising in ramallah, where secretary of state clinton is to arrive later today. just 40 miles here in tel aviv, an israeli man stabbing a guard at the embassy, showing how tense things are here. an israeli man armed with an ax and a knife, stabbed a guard at the u.s. embassy in tel aviv. the guard was wounded but apparently managed to fire off a few shots. the security officers wrestling the man to the ground. secretary clinton arrives today in an effort to calm a roiling middle east, with the administration coming under fire for its apparent lack of action. >> the conversations you'
of boots. this morning, larry deprimo will be live with us here in times square, right where it happened. ♪ glad you came, i'm glad you came ♪ >>> and the biggest boy bands in the world, trash-talking each other, just like the jets versus the sharks, threatening to fight it out on the streets of new york. are the wanted and one direction about to take their beef to the streets? ♪ so glad you came >>> good morning, everyone. happy friday to robin at home, recovering, getting stronger every day. amy robach here. been here all week. and, boy, a big showdown in washington yesterday. the high-stakes meetings over the tax deal brew apart. tim geithner took the president's latest offer to the republicans. you see him there with mitch mcconnell, the republican senate leader, who he said he laughed out loud when he saw geithner's proposal. we'll have all the details ahead. >> wow. >>> and a shocking medical headline this morning. glass particles in a generic drug for lipitor. a drug millions take to control their cholesterol. very scary findings. >> absolutely. >>> look at this, everybody.
four people dead, including u.s. ambassador chris stephens. yesterday, lawmakers heard from the acting cia director behind closed doors and watched the real-time video of the attacks. >> number one, were mistakes made? gosh, we know mistakes were made. and we have to learn from it. >> reporter: there's been many questions about the attack. the obama administration initially blamed it on protests over an anti-muslim video. that story later shifted, raising questions about what the administration knew and when they knew it was actually a terrorist attack. >> i don't think that the intelligence community, in any way, politicized the intelligence they were providing to members of the administration or congress. i think they gave us their best initial assessments. >> reporter: when petraeus testifies today, he's expected to give a timeline of events leading up to and during the attack. there's been a lot of focus on petraeus' affair and whether his conduct compromised national security. petraeus isn't expected to talk about that, but solely about the benghazi situation. lawmakers say once t
. here you go from mommy. >> here grow, kids. this all brings us to our facebook question of the day -- what is your black friday retail strategy? let us know on our fan page. wnnfans.com. >>> and we do know that it's still a few days before thanksgiving, but when santa's already making appearances, well, that needs to be on the air. >> ah, yes. the jolly old ef was over in new jersey yesterday meeting with some special needs children over at a volunteer firehouse. this was the second year that the firemen have hosted santa. they say it's a better way to let the kids have some fun without the usual commotion which can be upsetting for some of the little ones. >> yes, it can. all the better, some of the families lost their homes in sandy's flood. doing some good out there. >> and remember, folks, if you haven't donated yet or whatever. think about christmas if you lost your home, home is flooded, you still may be without power. if you haven't donated yet, if you can spare a buck, whatever you've got. donate to those kids. obviously it's a rough, weird thanksgiving and christmas for a
. >> "nightline" is next. >> thanks for joining us, everyone. abc7 news continues tomorrow morning at 4:30. >> check us out there and at abc7news.com for larry beil, sandhya patel, all of us here, Ñsñúa [dramatic music] ♪ [cheers and applause] >> hi, guys. [cheers and applause] hello, everybody,lcome to millir and welcome to millionaire. with me today is a teacher from annandale, virginia, who is hoping today's questions are as easy as the ones his students have been asking him. please welcome sal olivo. hey, sal. >> hi, thank you. nice to meet you, meredith. >> nice to see you. >> thank you. >> so what kinds of questions are your students asking you?nt, >> i had a student ask me, "mr. olivo, mount rushmore, is that natural or did somebody have to create it?" as if it was discovered. >> really? >> yeah, i had one guy who really wanted to know about the day that the world went to color, like it was always in black and white, and then one day, it was in color. he wanted to hear about that day. >> how old are your students? >> high school. >> high school? >> yeah, unfortunately. >> o
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